Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Ministry of Health is recommended the public services commission an extension for a sixty year old chief administrative officer of the south colombo teaching hospital who should be retired from the service last year.according to the policy of the government those who are sixty years old should be retired from the government service.
Due to this irresponsible act of the ministry junior administrative officers are not able to get a chance for applying the post health workers pointed out.health ministry recommended this extension of the recommendation of previous director of the teaching hospital it has been revealed.
National Hospital in colombo take one year to perform the amount of neuro surgeries performed by the high tech equipped U.K hospitals within six years it has been revealed.an english hospital with seven neuro surgeons performed around 700 neuro surgeries a year compared to the 4500 such surgeries performed by the two surgeons of the national hospital under limited resources hospital sources said.The senior consultant neuro surgeon of the hospital dr.sunil perera said that indian hospitals are not performing such an amount of surgeries even they are having high quality technology and enough surgeons.
There is an illegal dealing while purchasing the pethidine injections as three hundred sixty thousand vials of above injection were removed from the government hospitals after expiring them assistant secretary of the government medical officers association(GMOA) dr.upul gunasekara charged today.addressing a packed press briefing in colombo to day he said that the worth of these removed injection vials are around rs. 1.8 million.due to the removal of these vials there is shortage of this injection at the government hospitals these days.
only two hundred sixty thousand pethidine vials were used at the government hospitals in year 2007 but the health ministry ordered four hundred thousand vials of the injections which is more then the required for the use of 2008 he stressed.purchasing more then the required amount may be the reason behind expiring them before using he pointed out. dr.gunasekera also said that it is sad to see health minister nimal siripala de silva who is also the current chairman of world health organization is offering more drug tenders to the supplier who supplied most number of low quality drugs to hospitals.
He also urged health minister to implement national drug policy to prevent irregularities on purchasing drugs in future
Government is due to ship 40 metric tonnes of food items to night for the use of In displaced people(IDP'S) still trapped in rebel held areas of mulativu district in the north.government officials arrived this decision at a special meeting held this evening